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Mind Over Matter

Placebos have always intrigued me.  A placebo is a fake pill and has no theraputic effect on the person presecribed the tablets.  Placebos are usually used in drug trials to find out whether a new drug is effective by giving one group the new drug and the ‘control... read more

The Value of Being “Wild”

“Wild” means meeting your own needs. We don’t feed wild animals because it undermines their ability to meet their own needs. I was reminded of this by a blog warning to tourists in Costa Rica: “Don’t Feed the Monkeys. Conditioning them to expect human handouts... read more
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